Duty

Paco Garriga

“The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.”

-George Eliot

 

I met her a long time ago.  She was referred by a neighbor who had arthritis.  She was bothered by fatigue, and numerous aches and pains that by themselves were minor and inconsequential, but they added up and, more than disabling, became worrisome.  She had a husband who provided well for the family; her duty was to raise their only son and keep the household running.

Which she did with (as I learned over the years) stunning and relentless efficiency.  She read voraciously, on any subject that was likely to bear any knowledge on her favorite subjects.  Good food; fresh nutrients; cleaning ingredients (preferably natural); healthy exercise; meditation.  Her day must have been as full as what the president of a major corporation experiences. 

When I diagnosed a mild autoimmune disease she was relieved.  She listened…

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